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Date Printed: 9/21/2014
Whitehall Lane Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
Whitehall Lane Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
(search item no. 96747)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
The Wine News rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 9/21/2014: $39.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Decanter rating: 91 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot and 3% Malbec.

Balance and nesse are prominent in this classic Cabernet. From the enticing aromas to the long, smooth finish, this wine is captivating and delicious. It's a blend of lush fruit with aromas of deep blackberry, currant and toasted oak. The wine has rich texture and flavors of cherry, plum and toasty vanilla. With ample fruit, good weight in the mid-palate and velvety tannins, this beautifully balanced wine is ready to enjoy now, but with aging potential to 2014.

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About Whitehall Lane Winery:

We are a small, family owned winery in Napa Valley's historic Rutherford appellation. We own approximately 110 acres of prime Valley-floor vineyards including the Leonardini Vineyard in St. Helena and are committed to making the finest Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Reserve wine.

The winery continues to receive accolades and awards for producing some of the greatest wines in the world. In Wine Spectator's year-end ranking of wines, Whitehall Lane has been honored an unprecedented three times in five years for producing wines rated among the top five in the world. The winery has also been voted Winery of the Year from the Quarterly Review of Wines and Wine and Spirits Magazine.

In our short history, Whitehall Lane has developed into a world-class winery. The efforts of the Leonardini Family are evident in the recent run of accolades from wine publications but are even more apparent in the beautifully made, elegant wines we continue to make.